OKMULGEE COUNTY — As we have seen, Okmulgee County was one of many hardest-hit areas in Wednesday’s storms.
Countless rescues have been performed in vehicles and houses. While there weren’t accidents reported, the floodwaters affected greater than the residents of Okmulgee County.
Oklahoma Task Force One tells 2 News they rescued 21 folks on Thursday, however in addition they rescued:
- 11 canines
- 2 cats
- A tortoise
- And even a pet wolf
Fast-moving floodwaters coated a lot of the county on Thursday. Homes have been practically underwater, vehicles have been stranded on flooded roads and particles was coating wherever the water might attain.
While rescue crews have been busy saving numerous folks, the Okmulgee County Humane Society was busy ensuring the animals have been protected.
The group posted on their Facebook web page to remind folks to take their animals with them, in the event that they need to or voluntarily depart their properties. They additionally needed to remind folks to not tether their animals to poles or bushes which might stop them from attending to protected areas.
They really useful should you weren’t capable of get out of your own home, go to the very best location in your house that has entry to counters or excessive cabinets the place animals might take shelter.
The Humane Society says they’ve all the assistance they want proper now however the City Pound nonetheless wants assist.
At one level through the flooding, the again half of the pound started to flood, in addition to the
shelter workplace and Animal Control have been unable to get in.
On their Facebook web page, they’re posting any lacking animals so should you come throughout a misplaced animal or have misplaced yours, examine with the Humane Society and shelter.
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